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Original Copper Glass Wall Sconce Modernist Cosack Lights, Germany, 1970s
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Wall ceiling light Producer: Cosack lights, Germany (see label) Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Original 1970s modernist wall light with four glas...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Industrial Milk Glass O.C. White Wall Task Lamps, Lights Edison
By O.C. White
Located in Oakville, CT
Pair of vintage Industrial milk glass O.C. White wall task lamps, lights with Edison Bulbs. Articulating lamps with cast iron knob adjustment fittings. Milk glass shades measure 9 1/...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Metal, Steel

Italian Modernist Brass and Frosted Murano Glass Sconces in Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces were realized in Italy in the manner of Gio Ponti. They feature conical shades in frosted glass that are supported by four angular su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Clear Glass Globe Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture glass pendant. Brass top 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Globe Glass Vintage European Bakelite Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.80 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bakelite, Glass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Gold Striped Vintage European Globe Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass, 3 gold stripes globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights A pair of Mid-Century Modern Baccarat stylecrystal wall sconces. Each one is made by 8 rectangular shaped pieces ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Steel, Chrome

  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
H 8.86 in. W 8.86 in. D 4.73 in.
Orrefors Swedish 1950s Crystal Wall Lights
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful set of 1950s Swedish glass and aged brass wall lights designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors. Newly Rewired.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful set of red ceramics wall lights by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic

  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 5.5 in.
Pair of Gilded Metal Flowers Wall Lights
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Bright, sparkling and adorable pair of wall sconces flower shaped structure in gilded metal.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

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Metal

  • Pair of Gilded Metal Flowers Wall Lights
  • Pair of Gilded Metal Flowers Wall Lights
  • Pair of Gilded Metal Flowers Wall Lights
  • Pair of Gilded Metal Flowers Wall Lights
H 17.72 in. W 13.39 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of Austrian 1950s Kinkeldey Wall Lights
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A luxurious pair of 1950s Austrian sconces composed of satin brass fixtures holding handcut thick crystal glass. Rewired. Made by Kinkeldey.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Alessandro Mendini "Cubosfera" Wall Lights
By Alessandro Mendini, Fidenza Vetraria
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Cubosfera" sconces designed by Alessandro Mendini for Fidenza Vetraria in the 1960s. The clear glass cubes have frosted spherical centres which hold two candelabra sockets. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of 1960s Austrian Crystal Kinkeldey Wall Lights
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of 1960s sparkly, thick, Austrian crystal sconces with chrome fixtures by Kinkeldey, newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Chrome

Pair of 1960s Seguso Murano Glass Wall Lights
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
An original pair of 1960s Space Age polished chrome wall lights with thick green glass round shades by the famed Murano glass maker, Seguso. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Set of 4 Large Venini Glass Wall Lights, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
With hand blown discs suspended from each other on a polished chrome framework.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Original Copper Glass Wall Sconce Modernist Cosack Lights, Germany, 1970s
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Wall ceiling light Producer: Cosack lights, Germany (see label) Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Original 1970s modernist wall Light with two...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five Murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. Each sconce needs three x E14 small bulbs, and...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of French Mid 18th Century Rococo Period Giltwood Two-Light Sconces
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Rococo period carved giltwood two-light sconces from the mid 18th century, with scrolling arms and acanthus leaf motifs. Born in France during the reign of King Loui...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wood, Giltwood

Daikon Mini Stilk Sconce Mid-Century Modern with Brass Details and Lamping
By Austin Daikon
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Stilk Daikon, steel Material options: Steel, brass, stainless steel Finish options: Steel- Industrial clear, onyx black wax, satin black, matte white Brass - brushed brass, p...
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2010s American Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

1 of 3 Original Chromed Glass Cubic Wall Lights Sconces by Peill & Putzler, 1970
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: 1 of 3 wall ceiling lights Producer: Peill & Putzler, Germany (see label on image) Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: Original 1970...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

1960s Pair of Sigma Wall Lights by Sergio Mazza for Artemide Brass Glass, Italy
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in Girona, ES
Pair of Sigma wall lights, matte nickel plated brass and pressed glass. Design: Sergio Mazza Manufacturer: Artemide, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Modernist Adjustable Metal Sputnik Wall Light Kaiser Leuchten, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: wall light Producer: Kaiser Leuchten, Germany Origin: Germany Age: 1960s This vintage wall light was made by German premium light pro...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set of Two Huge Ice Glass Wall Ceiling Light Sconces Kalmar Style, Germany 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Peill & Putzler, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two Wall light sconces Origin: Germany Age: 1970s This set of two modernist lights was produced in Germany in the 1970s. It is made fro...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Stunning Pair of Fontana Arte Sconces by Nathalie Grenon
By Fontana Arte, Nathalie Grenon
Located in New York, NY
Nathalie Grenon for Fontana Arte. A stunning pair of Fontana Arte glass and polished brass sconces, designed by Nathalie Grenon for Bulgari in 1990. Sold and priced as a pair Dimensi...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Gio Ponti Brass Multi Cylinder Sconces, Italy 1970s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant in their simplicity these sconces can work in a formal or more casual interior. The variety of bulbs that can be used allows you to create dramatically different effects.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Sconces Attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
By Max Ingrand
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of bevel cut and frosted glass sconces that have been rewired with American candelabra sockets.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Orrefors Crystal Leaf Sconces
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Pair of crystal stylized leaf sconces with a brass center stem by Orrefors, Sconces have been rewired for use in the USA. Currently 2 pairs available.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

  • Orrefors Crystal Leaf Sconces
  • Orrefors Crystal Leaf Sconces
  • Orrefors Crystal Leaf Sconces
  • Orrefors Crystal Leaf Sconces
H 9 in. W 6.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Scandinavian Midcentury Wall Lamps in Brass by Bergboms, Sweden
By Bergboms, Eje Ahlgren
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of four wall lamps in brass, model V-75 designed by Eje Ahlgren for Bergboms. The rod is held by a wooden block and the height can be adjusted. Condition: Very good vintage ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Set of 2 Vintage 1960s Ice Glass Metal Wall Light by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two Wall light sconces Origin: Germany Producer: Kaiser Leuchten Age: 1960s This set of two modernist lights was produced in Ge...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Vintage 1970s Orange Metal Wall Light by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Wall light orange Pop Art Made in Germany, 1970s by Kaiser Leuchten Original 1970s wall light made by Kaiser Leuchten in Germany. The light is made of solid metal and in its...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Opal Glass Sconces Designed by Limburg, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning pair white glass sconces made by Limburg on a brass frame. Best of the 1970s from Germany Dimensions: Height 10.6" in. / 27 cm Width 13.77 / 35 cm Depth 6.7 / 17 cm ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Smoked Glass

Pair of Large Glass Sconces designed by Limburg, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Pair of large brass sconces designed by, Limburg, Germany. Wonderful light effect and handmade glass. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Smoked Glass

1 of 6 Large Glass Wall Light Designed by Carlo Nason for Kalmar, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful midcentury wall sconce with a large of Murano glass piece, designed by Carlo Nason for Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. The sconce needs 1 x E27 standard ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Brass or Ice Glass Wall Sconces by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with ice glass tubes, made by Doria Leuchten, Germany , manufactured, circa 1960-1969. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, we...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

"Iris Leaf" Sconce in Murano Glass by Seguso
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Iris Leaf" sconce in Murano glass by Seguso.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • "Iris Leaf" Sconce in Murano Glass by Seguso
  • "Iris Leaf" Sconce in Murano Glass by Seguso
  • "Iris Leaf" Sconce in Murano Glass by Seguso
  • "Iris Leaf" Sconce in Murano Glass by Seguso
H 25.6 in. W 5.52 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of Crystal Glass Wall Sconces Design by Sciolari for Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Pair of exclusive Sputnik crystal glass wall sconce designed by Sciolari for Peil & Putzler, Germany, 1970s Wonderful light effect. Heavy quality and in very good condition. Clea...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Hoffmeister Glass Wall Sconce, Germany, 1960s
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant wall sconce with textured glass on white lacquered frame. Manufactured by Hoffmeister ighting, Germany in the 1960s. Measures: 8.7" x 5" x 3.3" in. (22 x 13 x 8,5 cm). Lig...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

  • Hoffmeister Glass Wall Sconce, Germany, 1960s
  • Hoffmeister Glass Wall Sconce, Germany, 1960s
  • Hoffmeister Glass Wall Sconce, Germany, 1960s
  • Hoffmeister Glass Wall Sconce, Germany, 1960s
H 8.67 in. W 5.12 in. D 3.35 in.
Gray Vintage Industrial Metal Arm Cast Iron Wall Light Scone
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wall light spot. Grey shade. Adjustable in angle. Diameter cast iron wall mount 10 cm. Weight: 0.98 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitab...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Pair of Murano Glass Sconces by Kalmar, Mod Lipizza, Austria, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 4 Murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. Serie: Lipizza Each fixture requires 3 x E14 sma...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1 of 2 Large Murano Glass Wall Sconce by Kalmar Mod. Catena, Austria, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful mid century wall sconces with 6 thick Murano glass, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured circa 1960-1969. Model: Catena High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, w...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of White‚ Drop 1’ Wall Lamps by Marc Sadler for Arteluce, Italy, 1993
By Arteluce
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of wall lamps by Marc Sadler for Arteluce made in Italy in 1993. The shade of the lamp is made of silicon and has a beautiful white color. The base is made of hard plastic.  
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Plastic, Silicone

Up to Four Kalmar Frosted Ice Glass Panel Sconces Modernist Wall Lamps, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to four identical wall lamps, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1960s. Chrome-plated bases, each lamp has three square frosted ice glass panels (7 x 7 in) on it. In excellent ...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Brass or Ice Glass Wall Sconces by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with ice glass tubes, made by Doria Leuchten, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned,...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Glass Sconces by Maison Arlus, 1950s
By Arlus
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This awesome pair of French sconces was produced by Maison Arlus in the 1950s. The lights are made of brass, black lacquered metal and have got opal glass lamp shades. The lights...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opal, Brass

2 Wrought Iron Sconces Attributed to Poillerat Marine Galleon, circa 1930
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Pair Sconces Wrought Iron one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 Rare and unique from Atelier Poillerat Wall Lights that match the Chandelier (last photo shown) we...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Black Metal Vintage Theater Cast Iron Arm Wall Light Scones
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large theater wall light. Metal body with cast iron base. Weight: 5.80 kg / 12.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards fo...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Enamel

Large Quantity of RAAK Sconces or Wall Lamp in White NOS Original Boxed
By RAAK
Located in Berlin, DE
We can offer a large quantity of RAAK sconces in mint condition. All labeled! To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local requirements...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Large Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with Murano glass tubes, made by Doria Leuchten, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. High quality and in very good condition. Clean...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Opaline Glass Wall Lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern wall lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1970s. It has a beautiful triangle shape and is made of aluminium and opaline glass. The back is ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Two Pairs of Austrian Chromed Facetted Crystal Midcentury Dot Sconces
By Kinkeldey
Located in Vienna, AT
Two pairs of Austrian chromed Facetted crystal midcentury dot sconces. A sleek, modern set of four 1970s Austrian wall lights composed of a chrome lamp and cut glass crystals. Dimens...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

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Mid Century Lights For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century lights available for sale. Each of these unique mid century lights was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. We have 18897 antique and vintage mid century lights in-stock, while there are 1079 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century lights have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Art Deco mid century lights are consistently popular styles. J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting and Glashütte Limburg each produced beautiful mid century lights that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Lights?

Prices for mid century lights start at $1 and top out at $982,587 with the average selling for $1,974.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Wall Lights and Sconces for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. It’s no longer merely practical — carefully selected wall lights and sconces can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes. It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional as well as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Let 1stDibs help you set the mood with the right wall lights and sconces for your home. Our collection includes every kind of fixture, from sculptural works by Austrian craftsman J.T. Kalmar to chic industrial-style wall sconces, from adjustable painted aluminum wall lamps designed by Artemide to a wide variety of minimalist mid-century modern masterpieces.